Sorry if I am rehashing an old topic but I need to make sure that I am not missing something. I have a 6300 connected to my Gigabit network with a sonicwall (firewall) at my home and at my office that provides a nailed up VPN. I can ping the 6300 but SmartSDR cannot find the radio. Is this because either the radio or the software does not know the default gateway? With that in mind I setup a vpn from my laptop to my home so now I actually have a local IP address and I can ping the 6300 but again the SmartSDR software does not find the radio? What gives? Even if the bandwidth is low (mine is not) I should at least find the radio on the network. Why is there no way to add a static IP and network configuration to both the radio and the software. Sorry for the rant but I don't get it.
Also be sure to opn both TCP an UDP in your router.
Here's some info: https://www.softether.org/4-docs/1-manual/A._Examples_of_Building_VPN_Networks/10.4_Build_a_PC-to-LA...
Thanks for al the great replies, I do have the ability in my router to assign a permanent reservations so I can lock the radio in that way but no way to tell the software where to look. Thanks for the UDP comment I will configure that and give it a shot shortly. As for the soft VPN client yes I do have the same subnet laptop 10.1.1.41 and 6300 is at 10.1.1.249
The issues are mostly the remote location network ability. On a very good (4 to 5 bars) 4G phone signal it works reasonably well.
Mostly happy with this but still thinking about headset. Think I would like Bluetooth but still not sure.
Second, the radio does have a default gateway if your DHCP server allocates one, which I suspect it does. The radio queries Internet NTP servers to set it's RTC and this would not be possible without a default GW.
Third, the radio does not need a reserved IP address. If it is setup properly, a DHCP IP address allocation will work just fine.
And Kevin K0KEV has offered a great link for setting up your VPN to allow you to use your FLEX-6000 at a remote location.
Thanks for your reply Tim, my responses follow your order;
1.) WHY is it NOT WAN enabled? It should be in my opinion because many of us can not have antennas at our homes but can install something at our offices.
2.) Yes I do allocate a default gateway and I also have a GPS NTP server it would be great is I could enter that IP address directly into the radio.
3.) This refers to comment 1 since I ideally want to use my rig in different subnets have a static IP is a great help.
4.) Thanks to you and K0KEV